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Re: VE Day Celebrations

Post by Dwayne Pipes » Fri May 08, 2020 8:12 pm

Never ever forget what these people did for Britain
Grandad 8th army 2 uncles Parachute regt another in the Chindits Burma A few in the Royal Navy and Merchant Navy
Fucking heroes all of em

God bless everyone who took part I salute them.

A wonderful jolly up round our way by the way

Rule Britannia.
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Re: VE Day Celebrations

Post by OZHAMMER » Sat May 09, 2020 10:30 am

No public dawn service or march, but ANZAC day was special this year. Millions of Australians paying their respects by standing in their front yards holding a candle, listening to the last post, and observing a minute silence while the sun came up.

Not one house in my street without a family in pyjamas or dressing gowns paying their respect.

Restored my faith in the world just a little.
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Re: VE Day Celebrations

Post by hd1 » Sat May 09, 2020 10:54 pm

Noni wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 1:07 pm
Newmarket wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 12:13 pm


Is it a big deal on that side of the pond Non ?
There were still loads of Canadians enlisted in Britain. Plus the Lancaster bomber was built in Ontario and flown to Britain during WW2.
Loads of Canadians were based near where I live. Bordon was an Arny town and they were based here during the 1st and 2 World Wars. There is a memorial at Bramshot and Maple trees planted there, and loads of roads here are Canadian themed.
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Re: VE Day Celebrations

Post by Oziron » Sun May 10, 2020 12:52 am

OZHAMMER wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 10:30 am
No public dawn service or march, but ANZAC day was special this year. Millions of Australians paying their respects by standing in their front yards holding a candle, listening to the last post, and observing a minute silence while the sun came up.

Not one house in my street without a family in pyjamas or dressing gowns paying their respect.

Restored my faith in the world just a little.
Same in my street OZ...I heard about 5 or 6 bugles playing the last post in my hood...All slightly out of sync but was very moving...

(Hope you keeping well mate)
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Re: VE Day Celebrations

Post by OZHAMMER » Sun May 10, 2020 6:05 am

Oziron wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 12:52 am
OZHAMMER wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 10:30 am
No public dawn service or march, but ANZAC day was special this year. Millions of Australians paying their respects by standing in their front yards holding a candle, listening to the last post, and observing a minute silence while the sun came up.

Not one house in my street without a family in pyjamas or dressing gowns paying their respect.

Restored my faith in the world just a little.
Same in my street OZ...I heard about 5 or 6 bugles playing the last post in my hood...All slightly out of sync but was very moving...

(Hope you keeping well mate)
The family watched 1917 last night. The questions that the teens asked made me realise that the next generation probably aren’t going to appreciate the enormity of both WWI and WWII, without the first-hand accounts of servicemen and women, and families.

Keeping well, but going a bit stir-crazy. Can’t wait to get out and about a bit.

What’s happening at your end? I suppose work has come to a bit of a halt?
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Re: VE Day Celebrations

Post by Oziron » Sun May 10, 2020 9:45 pm

OZHAMMER wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 6:05 am
Oziron wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 12:52 am


Same in my street OZ...I heard about 5 or 6 bugles playing the last post in my hood...All slightly out of sync but was very moving...

(Hope you keeping well mate)
The family watched 1917 last night. The questions that the teens asked made me realise that the next generation probably aren’t going to appreciate the enormity of both WWI and WWII, without the first-hand accounts of servicemen and women, and families.

Keeping well, but going a bit stir-crazy. Can’t wait to get out and about a bit.

What’s happening at your end? I suppose work has come to a bit of a halt?
My work has dissapeared but Jobkeeper is a big help...
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Re: VE Day Celebrations

Post by 9898 » Sun May 10, 2020 9:59 pm

Oziron wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 9:45 pm
OZHAMMER wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 6:05 am


The family watched 1917 last night. The questions that the teens asked made me realise that the next generation probably aren’t going to appreciate the enormity of both WWI and WWII, without the first-hand accounts of servicemen and women, and families.

Keeping well, but going a bit stir-crazy. Can’t wait to get out and about a bit.

What’s happening at your end? I suppose work has come to a bit of a halt?
My work has dissapeared but Jobkeeper is a big help...
Jobkeeper? uz, is that we call dole in the UK? Do all the bludgers get it? I suppose it's easier than working ;)
Good luck anyway. Hope you're keeping safe.
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Re: VE Day Celebrations

Post by OZHAMMER » Mon May 11, 2020 2:17 pm

Oziron wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 9:45 pm
OZHAMMER wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 6:05 am


The family watched 1917 last night. The questions that the teens asked made me realise that the next generation probably aren’t going to appreciate the enormity of both WWI and WWII, without the first-hand accounts of servicemen and women, and families.

Keeping well, but going a bit stir-crazy. Can’t wait to get out and about a bit.

What’s happening at your end? I suppose work has come to a bit of a halt?
My work has dissapeared but Jobkeeper is a big help...
Sorry to hear that. Fingers crossed it’s not for too much longer.
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Re: VE Day Celebrations

Post by Dwayne Pipes » Mon May 11, 2020 4:03 pm

VJ Day August 15th

Never forget.
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Re: VE Day Celebrations

Post by hd1 » Mon May 11, 2020 10:07 pm

Dwayne Pipes wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 4:03 pm
VJ Day August 15th

Never forget.
Often the forgotten war, especially those British and Allied troops who were killed and captured in Burma trying to prevent the Japanese get to India and the brutality they had to endure
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